quarry Mining News

Peterstow Aquapower launches new oil-free water hydraulic breaker

New water hydraulic technology from Peterstow Aquapower will eliminate dangerous emissions and damaging oil leaks from breakers used in quarrying and civil engineering applications. The technology has also found use in hard rock drilling in […]

Rio Tinto announces trial of a new tunnelling system partnering with Aker Wirth

The first of three new underground excavation systems is now ready for full scale performance verification trials at Northparkes’ copper and gold mine in the Central West of New South Wales in 2012. Read more

Peabody Coal Moves Ahead of the Safety Curve

Peabody has become the first underground coal miner in Australia to install a long-term entrapment refuge, after purchasing a 14 person CoalSAFE refuge from MineARC Systems in August. Read more

Beacon Hill Resources Plc: off-take Agreement and Strategic Investment at Mozambique Coal Mine

Beacon Hill Resources plc (AIM:BHR), the AIM listed resource group, is pleased to provide an update regarding the proposed off-take and strategic partnership with Global Coke Limited with regard to Minas Moatize, its Mozambique coal […]

ABB commissions the most powerful gearless mill drives ever built

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has commissioned automation and power equipment that increases production at Boliden’s Aitik copper concentrator plant, located near the town of Gällivare in northern Sweden. Read more

Secoroc PARD system – a huge boost to rotary drilling

Atlas Copco Secoroc presents the latest innovation in Rotary drilling – the Secoroc PARD system – designed to boost rotary drilling performance by combining the best of DTH and Rotary drilling technology. Read more

Mining and metals deal making set to soar

The value and volume of deals in the global mining and metals sector is set to soar, driven by competition to secure raw materials. Read more

Vale to develop copper project in Zambia

Vale S. A. announces that its strategic 50:50 joint venture with African Rainbow Minerals Limited (ARM), a company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, will release the development of the Konkola North copper project in […]

Xstrata Board Approves US$1.1bn Ulan West Coal Project

The Xstrata Plc Board has approved the investment of US$1.1 billion to develop the Ulan West underground thermal coal mine in the central west of New South Wales, Australia. Read more

Rio Tinto to invest additional US$790 million in expansion of Pilbara capacity to 330 Mtpa

Rio Tinto is to invest a further US$790 million in its drive to expand the annual capacity of iron ore operations in the Pilbara to 330 million tonnes. Read more

Xstrata Approves US$4.2 Billion Las Bambas Copper Project

Xstrata plc has approved the development of the major, low-cost, long-life Las Bambas copper project in southern Peru’s Apurimac Region. Read more

Caterpillar to Increase Excavator Production in China 400% by 2014

In support of its long-term global strategy for meeting customer demand for excavators, and recognizing the rapid expansion of opportunities in the key growth markets of Asia, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) announce its expansion plans […]

Sandvik WT6000 primary hopper lining at Hanson’s J. Riera S.A. Quarry in Spain

In June 2009, Sandvik Española – through Sandvik’s dealer for conveyor components, screening media and wear protection products in Catalonia, Comercial Dyser – was contracted to line the Hanson group’s primary hopper with wear protection […]

Nautilus Minerals Releases Offshore Production System Definition and Cost Study

Nautilus Minerals Inc. announced the results of an independent definition and cost study for its proposed offshore production system to be deployed in the territorial waters of Papua New Guinea ("PNG"). The study provides definition and […]

Nordkalk selects ABB’s cpmPlus Expert Optimizer for Köping’s Lime Kiln

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced today the sale of its cpmPlus Expert Optimizer solution to Nordkalk’s Köping plant in Sweden.  Read more

CONSOL Energy and Verdeo Group to Develop First Large Coal Mine Ventilation Air Methane Abatement Project in West Virginia

CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) has joined with Verdeo Group, Inc., to develop the first project to destroy ventilation air methane ("VAM") emissions at an active West Virginia coal mine. Read more at http://quarryworld.co.uk/article.php?id=7303

AEL Spearheads Drive Towards Electronic Detonation

In a bid to drive global adoption of electronic detonation, AEL Mining Services – a pioneer and leader in development and manufacturing of electronic detonators – with its joint venture subsidiary – DetNet are focussing […]

Mining Industry in Next Phase of the Boom, Although Short-Term Volatility Remains: Report

It was a tale of two halves in 2009 for the global mining industry. The trends seen at the end of 2008 continued into the beginning of 2009, with commodity prices continuing to fall, tough […]

Powerscreen to exhibit new mobile crushing, screening and washing equipment

Powerscreen, a leading provider of mobile crushing, screening and washing equipment, will be showcasing the latest in a series of new products at the Hillhead Exhibition,  June 22-24. Powerscreen will demonstrate machines in the working […]

Boart Longyear Upgrades and Expands Stage Diamond Coring Bits

Boart Longyear Limited (ASX:BLY) has upgraded and expanded its Stage® diamond coring bit product line. The new bits include engineering upgrades to the patented Stage3 waterways, a full selection of Stage bits with a 16 […]

Eickhoff wins innovation prize at Bauma for underground mining machine

Even machines in the underground hardcoal mining industry can nowadays have 'human' traits. After years of development it is possible to equip a modern mining machine, a shearer loader, with intelligence. Read more at http://quarryworld.co.uk/article.php?id=7158

Eickhoff wins innovation prize at Bauma for underground mining machine

Even machines in the underground hardcoal mining industry can nowadays have 'human' traits. After years of development it is possible to equip a modern mining machine, a shearer loader, with intelligence. Read more at http://quarryworld.co.uk/article.php?id=7158

Bauma starts today despite air travel restric

The 29th bauma, International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment takes place as planned from today despite the severe restrictions to European air travel, reports Mining […]

SIEMAG M-TEC² changed its name to SIEMAG TECBERG and moved

Mining & Quarry World report that the brand TECBERG stands for Mining Technology and emphasizes the close bonds of the world market leader in hoisting technology with the global mining industry as its prime supplier […]

The 2009 Quarry Academy: Go Beyond the Iron

'Counting each ton and making each ton count' is a mindset required in today's difficult economy to minimize costs and maximize profits. With the radical shift of the market environment, special emphasis at this year's […]